Five things to do with Maple extract!
Fall has arrived!! Leaves outside my house have been turning and pumpkin recipes are abundant! And while I love pumpkin, I wanted to highlight another delightful fall flavor for everyone who doesn’t love pumpkin (gasp!) or just wants to try something new!
1. Easiest by far is to put 1/2tsp of maple extract into your coffee. This is an excellent addition to your coffee, just as maple syrup is delicious on top of pancakes!
2. Cinnamon and Maple Overnight Oats! Soaking grains allows them to break down a bit, making them more easily digested! Since the oats have started to break down, you can now absorb more nutrients from the oats. It also makes mornings faster, because you can grab and go! I like my oats cold, but my husband likes them warm! If you like your oatmeal warm, just pop it from the fridge, into the microwave for a minute in the morning. Coming soon- a post with recipes for my favorite overnight oats 5 ways, the first is Cinnamon Maple Oats! For today, 1/2c oats, 2/3c almond milk, 1 T golden flax meal, 1 T peanut flour, 2 doonks pure stevia, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla extract , 1 teaspoon maple extract, 1 scoop unflavored whey protein powder, and 1tsp molasses. Shake it up in a container with a lid- let sit overnight in the fridge!
3. Maple Nut Fudge! This a quick and easy recipe that really delivers! It keeps great in the fridge and they make a quick in between meal snack to lessen your chances of being hangry! Take 1/2c coconut oil (refined or unrefined!) and melt it. Stir in 2 T natural no sugar added peanut butter, 2 T defatted peanut flour, 1-2 packets of truvia, 1 tsp maple extract! I pour into candy molds and sprinkle with mixed nuts! But you could pour it into a small parchment lined pan, sprinkle with mixed nuts and cut it like traditional fudge. I keep these babies in the fridge and I enjoy them cold! Storing at room temp results in a messy snack.
4. Have a hot oil warmer? Pop 1/2 tsp maple extract in your oil warmer, and let your kitchen smell like you’ve just cooked up a fall snack! It’s awesome, and makes the house feel warm and cozy.
5. Maple coffee cake in a mug! This easy recipe is THM-S and makes a nice fall breakfast! 1 Tbsp coconut oil melted in your mug. Then whisk in 1 egg, 1.5 Tbsp coconut flour, 1 tsp maple extract, 1/8 tsp baking powder, 1-2 packets of truvia, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 2 Tbsp Greek yogurt and microwave for 60-90 seconds! This mug cake is so tasty on a fall morning with some coffee! I’d suggest mixing some collagen into your coffee for an extra protein boost, as it’s written, this is under ten grams of protein and not enough for a meal, but it could work as a snack! Picture coming soon!